Recently I got the chance to playtest the upcoming Lost Planet 3, a prequel to both Lost Planet 1 and 2. Returning to its series roots with the snow filled environments on the planet of E.D.N. III, you step into the boots of Jim Peyton, a colonist working for NEVEC who has been sent to the planet to help with terraforming for human life in the hope to make some money to support his family back home on Earth. So how does this game differ to its predecessors?
At the event I got to sample a few chapters from the main game and some of the Multiplayer options, I'll start with the single player as that seems to be the area with the most changes.
|This game is all about the beards|
|Check out those claws! One for grabbin' one for stabbin'|
Once again, the Akrid return as your main resistance to your mining efforts, creatures ranging from small plant like beings to huge bugs that tower over Jim, when you come up against a beasts you can jump into your Rig to fight back, although not really designed for heavy combat, these tend to be instances where you grab an enemy to subdue it, then leap out and give it a shot or two in its vulnerable spots until you either kill it or ward it away.
|Get the glowy bits!|
The other TDM game involved a huge drill on wheels which was trying to ruin our Snow Pirate base, our task was to shoot it enough to damage it so it would halt in its track and then try and stop the NEVEC team from repairing it. I wasn't sure what they were trying to drill for but we managed to hold them off until the time limit ran out but up till that point, it was a pretty intense battle. The VS’s from LP 1 and LP2 showed their faces and the losing team would get reinforcements in the form of a walking battle tank. Viewpoint switches from 3rd to first person while you pilot one of these which really helps immerse you into the feeling of actually controlling the mech unit.
|Come get some!|
Overall I've been impressed with what Lost Planet 3 has to offer so far and I'm looking forward to the game’s release on August 30th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.
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